November 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration. " But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of the newer Democratic senators couldn't help themselves, gathering for a quick party to congratulate one another. They were the ones largely responsible for pushing the veteran Nevada lawmaker to pull the trigger on ending filibusters against most presidential nominations.
November 21, 2013 |
After watching the Ducks be outscored 8-2 after the second period during their current five-game winless streak, General Manager Bob Murray made a trade Thursday with increased grit in mind. The Ducks sent a sixth-round pick in next year's NHL entry draft to the Calgary Flames in exchange for right wing Tim Jackman , a tough, 225-pound veteran who already has 41 penalty minutes in 10 games this season. The durable Jackman, 32, played in all 82 games for the Flames in 2010-11, scoring a career-best 13 goals with 23 assists.
October 19, 2013 |
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith joined a most-select club on Saturday night with one second remaining in regulation against the Detroit Red Wings. Smith became the 11th goalie in NHL history to score a goal, an empty-netter. He launched a 190-foot wrist shot and managed to just beat the buzzer at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz. That made the final score 5-2 against the Red Wings. "I knew there was not a lot of time left," said Smith in his TV interview on the bench.
October 18, 2013 |
Matt Frattin is now intimately familiar with the repercussions of a couple of miscues while playing for Kings Coach Darryl Sutter . Frattin, a right wing acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season, was among the group of Kings who lapsed in allowing Nashville's Matt Cullen to score a first-period goal Thursday. And when a similar Predators pass got by Frattin and pressured Kings' defenders about midway through the third period, he found his minutes in the Kings' 2-1 shootout victory to be 2 minutes 22 seconds after the second intermission.
October 13, 2013 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Even though Kings goalie Ben Scrivens was surrounded by the media in the hallway after recording a shutout, teammate Willie Mitchell managed to penetrate the scrum with a pertinent observation. "The Professor," the defenseman said, slyly, adding Scrivens had given a lesson in perfection. Again. GAME SUMMARY: Kings 3, Panthers 0 Scrivens has a habit of doing this against Florida. Two of his three shutouts in the NHL have come against the Panthers.
October 12, 2013 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Kings left wing Dwight King had his own definition of what was politely called a rough start on the season-opening trip to Minnesota and Winnipeg. "I had two below-mediocre games on the road," King said. "And had a talk with the assistant coaches and just kind of got back to what helped me be successful in camp. "That's just a little bit of confidence, a little bit of getting back to basics and it helped. " King was talking after he scored a short-handed goal, on a breakaway late in the third period, in the Kings' 2-1 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at Raleigh, N.C. He had three shots on goal, and his goal was a textbook example of his strength and skill.